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El Michels Affair

Organist and drummer Leon Michels was hardly more than a high-school student playing in the Mighty Imperials, the Meters-inspired house band for the Brooklyn label Soul Fire, when he decided to start El Michels Affair, teaming up with bandmate and bassist Nick Movshon. The two began recording music that pulled from '60s and '70s funk, soul, Afrobeat, and jazz, eventually growing to a nine-piece live outfit and releasing the single "Detroit Twice" on Daptone's Misty imprint. In 2004 the founder of Soul Fire sold his studio and equipment to Michels, who, along with partner Jeff Silverman, decided to start Truth & Soul Records; El Michels Affair's 2005 Sounding Out the City acted as the label's inaugural full-length. Later that year the band played with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon at an event, and they got along together so well they decided to do instrumental reworkings of Wu-Tang beats for what they called the Shaolin Series (Pt. 1 includes "C.R.E.A.M." and "Glaciers of Ice" while Pt. 2 covers "Duel of the Iron Mic" and "Bring the Ruckus"). El Michels Affair also collaborated with Raekwon on a new version of "PJ," originally done by Pete Rock, for a track called "PJs from Afar," and even toured with the Clan in 2007. ~ Marisa Brown
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Enter The 37th Chamber

1. Duel Of The Iron Mics

2. C.R.E.A.M.

3. Mystery Of Chessboxin'

4. Can It All Be So Simple

5. Uzi (Pinky Ring)

6. Interlude

7. Glaciers Of Ice

8. Cherchez La Ghost

9. Criminology

10. Heaven & Hell

11. Bring Da Ruckus

12. Protect Ya Neck

13. Incarcerated Scarfaces

14. Shimmy Shimmy Ya

15. Outro

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Track List: Sounding Out The City

1. Detroit Twice

2. Musings To Myself

3. Too Late To Turn Back

4. El Pueblo Unido

5. Behind The Blue Curtains

6. Ocho Rios

7. Yennicita

8. Creation

9. This Song Is For You

10. Slide Show

11. Hung Up On My Baby

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Track List: Loose Change

1. Kiddy Ditty

2. This Song's For You (Alt. Mix)

3. Little House

4. Musings To Myself (Alt. Mix)

5. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

6. Yennicita (Alt. Mix)

7. Walk On By

8. A Little Sloppy (Full Version)

9. Blind Love

10. Easy Access (Pt. 1)

11. Easy Access (Pt. 2)

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Track List: Sounding Out The City (Deluxe Reissue)

Disc 1

1. Detroit Twice

2. Musings To Myself

3. Too Late To Turn Back

4. El Pueblo Unido

5. Behind The Blue Curtains

6. Ocho Rios

7. Yennicita

8. Creation

9. This Song's For You

10. Slide Show

11. Hung Up On My Baby

Disc 2

1. Kiddy Ditty

2. This Song's For You (Alt. Mix)

3. Little House

4. Musings To Myself (Alt. Mix)

5. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Feat. Lee Fields)

6. Yennicita (Alt. Mix)

7. Walk On By

8. A Little Sloppy

9. Blind Love

10. Easy Access (Pt. 1)

11. Easy Access (Pt. 2)

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Loven it soo
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So good. So incredibly good
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So smooth and timeless. Nothing beats musician on instruments
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Read the review .....drops the dope.k nowledge
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Are you kidding!!! Wow I want more of this :-)
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Tapped into the Soul 60's. 3m 14y
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My girls love this song
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Good muzic
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What a find - sounds like a beethoven of bop type precoscious genius.!
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jvandijkhors t 1 s
Found this group by watching a skateboard video and it has opened up a whole new genre for me. So smooth Im diggin it, love the horns.
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jcrawford.bi z
they use Protect Ya Neck everyday on National Public Radio. cool
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dman2040
This is seriously good! Very funky...
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keilah_clemo n s
Amazing music ...
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razor ramon thinks these guys are funky
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Their Issac Hayes tribute is off the hook as well. Their version of "Walk on by" is fantastic!
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Excellent band FUNK well delivered..
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this sheet right here is good

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